RFU and CBRE agree partnership extension

  • CBRE to become title partner of All Schools 

The RFU and CBRE, the leading commercial property and real estate services advisor, have agreed to extend their partnership to December 2019. 

The extension will see CBRE continue as an Official Partner of England Rugby and become Title Partner of All Schools, the programme which will increase the number of state secondary schools playing rugby in England.

In September 2015, CBRE All Schools achieved its target of embedding rugby and its core values into 400 state secondary state schools that hadn’t previously played.  The next aim is to expand this to 750 by the next world cup in 2019.

Speaking about the extension and the importance for one of the RFU’s key legacy programmes, Rugby Development Director Steve Grainger said: “CBRE All Schools continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted that we have reached our ambitious target of raising five million pounds through sponsorship and fundraising by last year’s world cup. This investment in the programme has been fundamental to its success and we are incredibly grateful to CBRE and all those who have supported. 

“Together the RFU and CBRE are committed to ensuring that CBRE All Schools continues to run successfully.  This commitment to the sustainability of the programme and the continued delivery of rugby and its core values will change the lives of young people across the country and together we have created a positive legacy through this innovative sport for social change programme.”

CBRE Managing Director Ciaran Bird added: “CBRE are delighted to continue our partnership with the RFU and commit to the ever growing CBRE All Schools community, the students, teachers, coaches and clubs that are benefiting from the programme. For us, it goes beyond the field, and gives CBRE the ability to support and nurture the younger generation across the country, helping instil the values and behaviours that come with playing the sport.”

“CBRE All Schools offers our staff the chance to give back – to teach, to share and to mentor children from different background and simply offer support to schools in our local community.  In return, we are able to give a platform for property, giving young people an understanding of our sector and gain access to a rich talent pool which could one day generate the leaders of our industry.”

During the 2014/2015 season over 130,000 students experienced rugby thanks to CBRE All Schools. Twenty-thousand became regular participants, with thousands joining a local club. There were 5,680 competitive matches organised between schools in the programme with over 3500 teachers and young leaders taking rugby related courses. Research has shown that schools found pupils more confident, more aspirational and performing better academically. It has been a huge success and one of which we are incredibly proud.

 


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